Solutions for aspiring coaches
Accrediting coaches since 2013
If you’ve found us by googling ‘coaching qualification’, then you’ll have seen how confusing it can be finding the right one! Well here’s two reasons why we might be the best fit for you:
1) We offer dual accreditation. The Institute of Leadership exists to support leadership development and the Worldwide Association of Business Coaches™ (WABC™) is the only global accrediting body that exists purely for business coaching. The vast majority of coaching programmes out there are life coaching orientated, not business coaching. While this obviously has its place, it is not what we do.
2) We don’t use trainers or academics to deliver any of our programmes. You will work with and be taught by an experienced business coach, someone who practises what they preach day in and day out, working with some of the world’s most successful and enduring brands.
Oh alright, just one more reason…
Our accredited coaching programme is deliberately staggered, so you don’t have to commit time and money to the entirety of a programme, before you have any idea what you’ll get, or whether you’ll like it!
Join us on our 2 day Foundations programme, (which according to every single one of our 3,878 graduates is exceptional…yup, every single one!) then you can decide if you’d like to continue on the journey and join us for Stage 2 Awareness, and Stage 3 Evolution.
Keep browsing to learn more about the Certified Business Coaching Programme and to book online, or get in touch with one of our team to discuss your needs in more detail below.
Why book with us
The UK's Finest 'Leader as Coach' Training Programme, CV Magazine HR & Training Awards
Flexible stages allowing you to progress at your own pace
The Institute of Leadership and the Worldwide Association of Business Coaches™.
Our Flagship Programme
Our flagship programme, The Certified Business Coaching Programme, takes place via open programmes all currently taking place online. The programme begins with Foundations, approved by The Institute of Leadership and offering membership to The Institute a AIoL level. If you would like to go further and achieve your professional coaching credential - The Worldwide Association of Business Coaches™ (WABC™) Registered Corporate Coach™ (RCC™) status - we invite you to continue your journey with Awareness & Evolution.
The Certified Business Coaching Programme Structure:
6 face-to-face learning days across the three stages (Foundations, Awareness & Evolution)
25 hours of evidenced coaching practice
Off programme assignments & learning logs
The total qualification time is 135 hours with 48 of these being guided learning hours. Most delegates complete all required elements within 12 months. For organisations looking for an internal Leader As Coach programme, we offer solutions for businesses.
Our Foundations module is accredited by The Institute of Leadership. This confirms that the programme has been independently verified against The Institute's high standards. On registration, all delegates receive 'Studying Membership', giving access to The Institute's unique, curated library of online leadership development resources. Upon completion delegates receive an upgrade to Professional Membership, including post nominal letters (AIoL) and digital credential.
We are a WABC Accredited (Level 1-RCC)™ Programme. Our WABC Accredited (Level 1 - RCC)™ mark means our programme delivers the highest quality business coaching training in the world. To achieve this distinction, we participate in rigorous independent assessment and ongoing re-evaluation, designed exclusively for business coaching programmes, to ensure we continue to offer high quality, evidence-based training rooted in real-world organisational and business needs. Our graduates are eligible to receive the Registered Corporate Coach™ (RCC™) credential and become members of the Worldwide Association of Business Coaches™ (WABC™), the leading global association committed to driving business coaching excellence with robust, evidence-based practices.
The Certified Business Coaching Programme Open Programmes
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In its simplest form, the job of a great team coach is to help a group of individuals better understand how to draw the best from one another, and therefore leverage the power of the group to achieve far greater results than can be achieved individually. Our two day accredited programme will teach you how.
We take a systemic approach to helping teams perform even better, incorporating a structure that can be used with any team. This helps groups first understand, and then improve their cognitive functioning (quality of thinking, problem solving and decision making) and what we call ’the glue’ - the trust, grit, zeal and perseverance that binds them all together.
Leading Energy Profile (LEP) is a new kind of profiling tool that teaches people the master skill of adaptive communication, i.e. learning how and when to flex your style to get better results with others.
LEP can be used to enhance any development intervention from; 1:1 coaching, team facilitation, leadership development or negotiation and communication workshops.
Becoming a licensed practitioner will give you an insightful, fresh and different approach when working with individuals and teams. As a licensed practitioner, you will help individuals transform their leadership style through enhanced communication and influencing skills, enhancing team performance and driving more productive and impactful relationships.
You will receive all the training, materials and ongoing support you need to use the tool effectively with your clients or within your organisation.
Don’t just take our
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"The time we have invested with the BCA as a leadership team has made all the difference. We would never have gone to this depth ourselves – we are now set to lead a great future.”
"I can whole heartedly recommend all three of the Coaching programs provided & delivered by the BCA. Each course is well constructed with insightful content and modules. The opportunities for practical application and feedback whether 121 or by group is well facilitated which allows for significant personal learning & development. The onboarding to each program and continued support provided with the off-program activities to assist with accreditation enables an extremely professional service."
"The BCA delivers with warmth, humour and a deep understanding of what works for us. This has led to outstanding results far beyond what we anticipated. Long may our partnership continue.”
"The BCA have already taken us to the next level as Krispy Kremers. We are excited about partnering with them over the coming years”
"I was fairly skeptical at first having been on various coaching and management development programmes over the years but I have to say this was outstanding. Even attending the Foundations programme virtually via zoom (due to lockdown) did not impact the quality of learning."
"Not only did we cover what coaching can mean today; the BC Academy coaching Level 1 course was an all-rounded 2-day session looking to bring together everything you ever learnt about great communication and self-management. The session was nothing but engaging, future-focused and really challenged misconceptions and paved the way for a flexible and dynamic approach to coaching. Can’t wait for Level 2!”
"A huge success from my point of view, it very much hit the spot. The whole SMT are ‘buzzing’ with the strategies and understanding they got from it, me included. Many have put it straight into practice (combat sport) and are sold on how this will make them more successful. The consensus is that it gave practical strategies instead of genetic theories and they felt it was very bespoke to their needs. The more experienced managers including me, Matt and Steve felt it was the best training we have had in this area. Also I have to mention the huge benefit it’s going to have on the younger managers, specifically the likes of Luke and Ryan who are new to their leadership roles."
"Energetic, highly professional and an approach based on solid and wide experience."
"Yesterday I graduated from The BCA and I would like to thank them for their support, drive and enthusiasm. Learning levels 1 to 3 in 2 months. Wow! I would recommend all my friends and colleagues to visit their website and signup. The tools, techniques and models will help you drive your team / business to another level."
"Our entire leadership team have benefited hugely from the BCA's Foundations programme and the results have been clear; record breaking performance across all metrics and significant gains in staff engagement - the foundations of productivity and well-being of any organisation."
"I have now completed levels 1 & 2, Foundations and Awareness and am eager to graduate through to Evolution asap. I have other coaching accreditation's but this one stands head and shoulders above the others. The facilitators are amazing, so experienced and pragmatic and tell you what's its really like to be a professional coach. Can't recommend highly enough."
"I found the coaching masterclass with the BCA to be enormously inspiring. The facilitators were amazing and it especially helped when we talked about it in the context of 360 Coaching, and the courage to ask those difficult questions.I would highly recommend!"
"The BCA represents excellent value for money, for any business serious about investing in their coaching capability"